A Tale of Legendary Libido

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A Tale of Legendary Libido
A Tale of Legendary Libido film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Shin Han-sol
Produced by Lee Seo-yeol
Kim Sang-il
Written by Shin Han-sol
Starring Bong Tae-gyu
Kim Sin-ah
Oh Dal-su
Music by Kim Tae-seong
Cinematography Lee Hyung-deok
Edited by Mun In-dae
Distributed by Showbox
Release dates
  • April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30)
Running time 120 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $1,720,621[1]

A Tale of Legendary Libido (Hangul: 가루지기; RR: Garujigi) is a 2008 South Korean film.


Byeon Gang-soe is a meek rice cake seller in a remote mountainous village in Joseon Dynasty Korea. Mocked for his impaired libido, Gang-so learns of a potion buried in the forest which transforms him into the greatest lover in his village.


  • Bong Tae-gyu ... Byeon Gang-soe
  • Kim Sin-ah ... Dal-gaeng
  • Oh Dal-su ... Kang-mok
  • Yoon Yeo-jeong ... Old woman
  • Song Jae-ho ... Old monk
  • Jeon Soo-kyung ... Hostel owner
  • Kwon Byeong-gil ... High official
  • Lee Jung-sub ... District magistrate
  • Kim Ki-hyeon ... Blind physician
  • Seo Yeong ... Dan-bi


A Tale of Legendary Libido was released in South Korea on 30 April 2008,[2] and was ranked sixth at the box office on its opening weekend with 89,997 admissions.[3] As of 25 May, the film had received a total of 272,493 admissions,[2] and as of 1 June had grossed a total of $1,720,621.[1]


  1. ^ a b "South Korea Box Office May 30–June 1, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 25 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b "A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008) - 가루지기". HanCinema. Retrieved on 25 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2008.05.02 ~ 2008.05.04). HanCinema. Retrieved on 25 November 2008.

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